Southwest Glades, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 7,529.
Males: 4,290  (57.0%)
Females: 3,239  (43.0%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Florida median age:

38.7 years

Zip code: 33471

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,776 (it was $31,602 in 2000)
Southwest Glades:

$44,776
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,367 (it was $14,353 in 2000)

Southwest Glades CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,721 (it was $59,100 in 2000)
Southwest Glades:

$85,721
FL:

$245,100
March 2019 cost of living index in Southwest Glades: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Southwest Glades, FL (2000)
    • 4,54462.5%White alone
    • 1,51820.9%Hispanic
    • 1,09315.0%Black alone
    • 460.6%Two or more races
    • 310.4%American Indian alone
    • 240.3%Asian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Southwest Glades detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 509.6 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Glades, Florida map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Southwest Glades CCD:

1.1% ($630)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (47.7 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (90.3 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (883.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Pioneer, FL (2.9 miles ),
Moore Haven, FL (3.1 miles ),
Port La Belle, FL (3.4 miles ),
La Belle, FL (3.6 miles ),
Labelle, FL (3.7 miles ),
Montura, FL (4.1 miles ),
Harlem, FL (4.4 miles ),
Clewiston, FL (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 26.85 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Distribution of median household income in Southwest Glades, FL in 2019
Southwest Glades satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Florida:

6.3%
Most common industries in Southwest Glades, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.1%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.1%)
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Southwest Glades, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Southwest Glades, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Glades-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Southwest Glades place center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Glades-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 335.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from Southwest Glades center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 229.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Glades County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Glades:

  • MEADOWBROOK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA BELLE, FL)
  • OAKBROOK OF LABELLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LABELLE, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Glades:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 43 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,165)
  • Edison State College (about 45 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Hodges University (about 50 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • Indian River State College (about 68 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 74 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 75 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Lynn University (about 77 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Southwest Glades: Benbow Number Two (A), Benbow Number Three (B), Gramlin Number Two (C), Silver Lake Ranch (D), Citrus Center (E), Liberty Point Number Two Siding (F), Glades County Public Library (G), Moore Haven Correctional Facility (H), Moore Haven Volunteer Fire Department (I), Palmdale Volunteer Fire Department (J), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (K), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Muce Volunteer Fire Department (M), Ortona Volunteer Fire Department (N), Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department (O), Glades County Sheriff's Office (P), Glades County Emergency Management (Q), Glades County Sheriff's Office (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Glades include: Marco Christian Fellowship Church (A), Ortona Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), New Hope Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Church of God of Moore Haven (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ortona Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lykes Brothers Pond (A), W H Peeples Pond One (B), W H Peeples Pond Two (C), W H Peeples Pond Three (D), Lake Hicpochee (E), Jacks Lake (F), Picnic Lake (G), Rock Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gopher Gully (A), Chaparral Slough (B), Turkey Branch (C), Rainey Slough (D), East Prong Pollywog Creek (E), Deadmans Branch (F), Cypress Branch (G), York Branch (H), Long Hammock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southwest Glades include: Tom Lykes Park (1), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Glades County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.3%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.2%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in Southwest Glades in 2010:

  • 975 people in state prisons
  • 506 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Southwest Glades in 2000:

  • 686 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 187 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Glades:

Marital status in Southwest Glades, FL
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Glades:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Florida average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Glades, FL (based on Glades County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,9839
Catholic7001
Black Protestant2932
Mainline Protestant1141
Other50-
None9,744-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Glades County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Glades County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Glades County:

11.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Glades County:

32.1%
Florida:

23.7%

13.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.42%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hendry County, FL  3.06% ($32,317 average AGI)
from Okeechobee County, FL  1.56% ($40,208)
from Lee County, FL  1.47% ($33,480)


11.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.46%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hendry County, FL  3.31% ($30,545 average AGI)
to Okeechobee County, FL  1.62% ($52,370)
to Lee County, FL  1.02% ($36,794)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Glades:

  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFC (590 AM; 5 kW; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Glades:

  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRQC (92.5 FM; ESTERO, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAFC-FM (99.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCB (88.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WBIY (88.3 FM; LA BELLE, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Glades:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Southwest Glades, FL
  • 86.3%Electricity
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Southwest Glades, FL
  • 89.4%Electricity
  • 3.3%No fuel used
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood


Southwest Glades compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Southwest Glades on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: agricultural workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: air transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
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